The Holy Innocents

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the feast of the Holy Innocents, held during the octave of Christmas.

“Jesus was born into a dangerous and troubled world, but His arrival is not simply a sign that God can preserve the innocent from troubles and suffering and death if he so chooses. Rather, all the circumstances of Christ’s birth point to this joyous truth: God’s mercy is such that those very troubles and suffering and death become the means by which the enemy is defeated, by which God’s plan is accomplished, and by which his glory revealed.”

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